Social Networking Sites

This is the group for people who want to discuss Drupal's social networking tools. These tools include modules like Buddylist, Organic Groups, Invite, FOAF, Private message, and so forth. Sites that currently do successful social networking are:

The goal of this group is to foster communication between the developers of Drupal's social networking modules, discuss roadmaps, and collect community input.

Distributing Product Design and Engineering Knowledge Across the Net SM was started on August 31, 2007 with a single goal in mind. This goal is to spread the product design and engineering best practices that can typically only be acquired through long-term experience to all aspiring product designers and engineers throughout the world.

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gamericax's picture

Drupal/PHP developer | Fearless Concepts

Employment type: 
Full time
Not allowed

We are a web services company located in New York City primarily working with the entertainment industry. We are seeking a dedicated, team-oriented professional that will complement our fast-paced, high-energy, casual work environment.

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douno30's picture

Drupal Expert | Goyava!

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My name is Douno. I just got hold of the drupal script and I am trying to create a social networking site exactly like hi5 but for my country. The country is Guinea (so the template of the site needs to have the colors of the guinean flag) and the default language of the site is french.
The site needs to have exactly all the functionality of HI5.
I am ready to start this project in a week time and I really would like it if the site can be done in a timeframe of 2 weeks.

Note: if you do not speak French it's OK, as I can help with the translation.

Thanx, Sid Douno

pmaiorana's picture

Senior Web Developer, Drupal | &

Employment type: 
Full time
Not allowed

This position is located in New York City. We will pay relocation expenses for the right candidate. and, two of the fastest-growing and most prominent business web sites in the U.S., have a position open on their technology staff. We are looking for a senior candidate who has extensive experience with the Drupal content management platform.

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healthred's picture

Senior Drupal Developer / Social Media Engineer | Small Company

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We are a fast growing company in the Seattle area (Bellevue, WA) looking for an expert Drupal developer to help create novel social networking applications for consumers. Candidate will serve as the chief developer for social media applications and will work with a team of other outstanding engineers in a small team environment. You will have an opportunity to create, build, and implement a next generation social networking platform that fulfills an important social need and that will be used by many millions of consumers.

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grapeape's picture

Senior Developer | Winedrip, Inc.


Are you a super human web engineer?

Winedrip, Inc. (, a NYC-based startup, is looking for one (1) kick-ass person to be a full-time web engineer with amazing Drupal experience for our growing wine community and e-commerce site.

This is a full-time position. You'll play a critical role in all development aspects of Winedrip: algorithms, architecture, taking ideas from our brains to the web, database management, and problem solving.


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k9poker's picture

Poker Social Networking website using drupal

We'd like to let you know about our web site: - It
is a social network of poker players. The name "K9Poker" is inspired by
the famous "Dogs Playing Poker" painting by Calvin Coolidge. We think
poker is such a social game that a networking web site dedicated to it is
a perfect fit. On K9Poker, a player can create a personalized poker
profile, establish a network of poker friends, and search for poker home
games and tournaments in their area. We'd appreciate if you take a look at and review our web site.

preetinder's picture

New Social Networking Website


thomjjames's picture

"Must have" features for a social networking site

Hi everyone,

I'm hoping to spark abit of a debate here with the following question.

With so many feature rich social networking sites out there now what are the "must have" features every social network should have??

be great to know what everyone thinks, i'm working on a list of my "must haves", i'll post it when it's done.


fago's picture

buddylist 2.x development

I'm glad to announce development of a buddylist 2.x module. Our team needs buddylist's functionality for a project, but decided that buddylist's (1.x) quality is too bad for use in our project and that the effort to fix it wouldn't be worth the trouble. So we'll build buddylist 2.x..

Buddylist 2.x design decisions:

  • use views (for now with usernode..) for all buddy listing, so they are
    extensible and customizable
  • use workflow-ng for all notifications, which provides e-mail notifications - or whatever you want (just write the appropriate action..)
  • to simplify only the buddylist modus with "Confirmed buddies" will be
    supported - no one-way buddy connections
  • only implement the basics in the module, other things should be built as add-ons.
    So there will be no buddy-group functionality, or tracker integration (for
    this views can be used nevertheless).
  • we have also planned to develop an extension, which shows the shortest
    buddy connection to other people later
  • Probably there will be no need for changing the db-scheme. So
    upgrading would be just a matter of replacing the module.

So in short the pros/cons of this design will be:
+ small, stable, performant module
+ good code reusing
- a lot of dependencies (views, usernode, worfklow-ng for notifications)

development will be done by nodestroy

ifood's picture

Drupal developer |

Employment type: 
Part time
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Allowed, rapidy growing web video community, is looking for Drupal developer preferably based in India (New York and other places will be considered too). We have talented team of drupal developers and you will work along the best. We pay top salaries and liberally award stock options. We are rapidly growing and we need someone to start as soon as possible. We give the best and expect the best. You must be a passionate individual willing to work in an entrepreneurial environment. At least 1 year of drupal and 3 years of PHP/MySql/Linux experience is desired.

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Webmaster / Web Developer |


Ashoka’s Changemakers is looking for innovative candidates to join its growing team. Changemakers, an initiative of Ashoka, focuses on scaling-up high-impact social innovations to tackle the world’s most pressing issues, from human trafficking to climate change.

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belauto's picture

developer | RoB

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I am looking for a drupal developer to assist me with the development of a social network powered by drupal. This would be a relatively simple site including basic social network functionality including profiles, groups, etc, a classified section, and a section that allows users to share content with one another.
I want to develop a simple site and quickly and will discuss compensation if you are interested in the project.

Bèrto ëd Sèra@dr's picture

an experimental platform

You might be interested in an experimental platform based on Drupal 5.1 that we are making for small linguistic entities. Basically it delivers the capability of speaking, along with reading, by introducing an added MP3 vocal file to all nodes and comments.

The english version is at a first running example in the piemontese language is at

We look for volunteer developers and translators to localize the platform into other languages, so feel free to add requests to join the alpha stage. Bear in mind that alpha really means alpha...

Azhar Drupal Malaysia's picture

Xing emulation

Check out (formerly OpenBC ?)

Azhar Drupal Malaysia's picture

LinkedIn emulation with Drupal - by Malaysians for Malaysians


Alhamdulillah, it's on. It is meant as professional and business networking and online community for serious people, specialists, doctors, lawyers, and entrepreneurs

Built with Drupal of course :)

We are working on it as we speak :) The site is hosted by the most trusted web server in Malaysia

This is not Myspace or Facebook type - the SN service is a serious project and the target audience is the professional adults and businesspersons

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stg11's picture

Planning to Build a Social Networking, Educational, and E-commerce site

We are planning to build site that includes Social Networking, Educational Media, and an Online Store.

I see that is a Drupal site that does social networking. Is this the premier Drupal site doing social networking right now? Does anyone know how much customization is required beyond plugging in available modules is required to create something like GoingOn? Are there other Drupal sites as developed or more developed in social networking than GoingOn?

I would appreciate any information or thoughts on this.

alexevasion's picture

Developer/Project Manager | Evasion Ventures

Employment type: 
Part time

I am looking for Drupal developers interested in producing an identity game based in an online social networking system. I can provide for interested parties a pitch for a televised version that has been making its showbiz rounds about a week now. However, before you get the wrong idea about my intentions, let me assure you that the online game is not solely a vehicle for attracting the attention of producers and television audiences. I came to this idea while trying to conceive of the basis for an open source social networking platform.

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RobRoy's picture

Facebook single sign-on module

Anyone have interest in a Facebook single sign-on module? We'll be working on this this week and wanted some development help and/or ideas. With Facebook's new application API this is going to be huge to allow Facebook users to seamlessly sign-in to Drupal sites for use in Facebook Applications.

sudeoo's picture

How to create a Social Networking Site like Orkut, MySpace using Open Source Drupal ?

Hi All,
After reading a lot of forums around and deciding to build my own social networking site, I have created a list of modules that I think we might need to build one:

I am working on the complete tutorial and probably, later a code base as well to be released back to Drupal community as I progress in my project.


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